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FUNimation Preorders for My-HiME and My-Otome Blu-Rays are HERE!

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

Preorders are now open for the ENTIRE Mai-HiME/Otome franchise on Blu-Ray! All three DVD/Blu-Ray sets will be released on [b]January 9th, 2018[/b]. But! You can order them all today! Below are descriptions from FUNimation's official website, beautiful screen shots of the box art for each set (front and back covers) and a click directly taking you to FUNimation's site so you can preorder away!

 

 

My-Hime: The Complete Series - BD/DVD Combo

 

Mai Tokiha thought she had enough trouble in life between taking care of her ailing brother and transferring to a new school. But when she saves a mysterious girl wielding a sword, everything changes. A power awakens within her and she becomes a HiME, a battle princess! But she’s not alone with this power—eleven other girls share her fate, and the burden is a heavy one.

 




PREORDER HERE: https://www.funimation.com/shop/home-video/my-hime-the-complete-series-combo-bld-00576/

 


 

My-Otome: The Complete Series - BD/DVD Combo

 

While traveling the world in search of her mother, Arika Yumemiya stumbles upon Windbloom Kingdom where a new dream awaits her. Here, the academy of Garderobe turns girls into powerful warriors known as Otome—and Arika wants in! But becoming an Otome could be more than she bargained for. Dangers and secrets await as she chases her new destiny!

 




PREORDER HERE: https://www.funimation.com/shop/home-video/my-hime-my-otome-the-complete-series-combo-bld-00575/

 


 

My-Hime My-Otome Zwei + My-Otome Sifr - OVA Collection - BD/DVD Combo

 

Discover more about the power of Otome in two exciting OVAs. After the battle of Windbloom, Arika and her friends face another threat when a strange new creature appears. In the sub-only prequel, catch a new story where the powers of HiME and Otome combine, and Arika and Nina’s mothers have their own adventure!

 



 

PREORDER HERE: https://www.funimation.com/shop/home-video/my-otome-zwei-my-otome-ova-collection-combo-dvd-03991/

 

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I have preordered copies for myself, including the two winners of our recent two fanart contests on Mai-Multiverse deviantART. Future contests will have the Blu Ray sets as prizes, so find us on deviantART! I will be doing renovation work on our group sometime this week to set up the next contest!

 

Special thanks to FUNimation for FINALLY releasing Mai-HiME/Otome on the ultimate format! :Hug: What are you waiting for?! BRING HOME MAI, ARIKA AND THE REST OF THE GANG TODAY!

- Luu Sky Sapphire

NEW YURI DOUJIN RELEASE - Doropanda Tours Vol. 11 [Shizuru x Natsuki] English translation!

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Miss us?! ShizNat Webs/Mai-Multiverse is back with a brand new yuri doujinshi release! Many thanks to _ragdoll and depression76 for their awesome assistance!

Shizuru x Natsuki doujinshi "Doropanda Tours Vol. 11"

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Translation: ragdoll (http://raggedtranslations.blogspot.com.au)

Editing: depression76

Couple: ShizNat

Author: Nanzaki Iku

Preview:


Watch for more doujin releases in the near future, MManiacs! Have a Shining Day!

"Mai-Multiverse. Entertaining ourselves while you watch."

- Luu Sky Sapphire


Doropanda Tours 12 Spanish/Espaņol Edition (by Krystal of Nol)

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Adivinen quien volvió con más ShizNat en español? Aquí les dejo el Doropanda n° 12!!!

Download/Descargar aquí



ShizNat Webs Updated! New Shop, Lyrics page and layout!

Posted on August 15, 2015 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I am pleased to unveil the new ShizNat Webs! After 5 years of awesome fan support, this website has recieved the cosmetic makeover it deserved! :D YAY!

Along with a new layout, we have opened two new sections for the website! a SONG LYRICS page for anyone wanting to learn Shizuru and Natsuki's character songs!

We have also added a SHOP for ShizNat Webs! Where you can buy Tee Shirts (with original Mai-HiME/Otome designs by wetochan, Krystal of Nol and Firesphere306). Also inside the shop are COMMISSION ARTWORK! Request commission artwork from wetochan and Firesphere306! Sketches, lineart, realism, full colored art, you name it!

I would also like to take this time to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our angry little wolf cub herself - Natsuki Kuga! August 15th is her official canon birthday. Updating ShizNat Webs after 5 long years is my personal gift to one of animation's most memorable characters.



Thank you for supporting ShizNat Webs! More surprises to come in the future!

- Luu Sky Sapphire

NEW YURI DOUJIN RELEASE: "Mercy" by CrimsonSummer

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Preview:

New release from ShizNat Webs! "Mercy" by CrimsonSummer of deviantART. Feeeeeel the angst of ShizNat in this original story by Summer.

Download: "Mercy 06" by CrimsonSummer
CrimsonSummer's deviantART: http://crimsonsummer.deviantart.com/

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- Luu Sky Sapphire

NEW YURI DOUJIN RELEASE - "A Lily Kisses A Rose" [Rosalie Claudel x Laura Bianchi] English translation!

Posted on February 16, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Mai-Otome "A Lily Kisses A Rose" doujinshi
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Translation: ragdoll (http://raggedtranslations.blogspot.com.au)
Editing: depression76

Couple: Rosalie Claudel and Laura Bianchi
Universe: Mai-Otome


Our eighth release is now available! In this chapter, we move away from the A-listers of Mai-Otome and focus on the lesser-known Otome for a change! Rosalie Claudel of Florince and Laura Bianchi of Lutesia Remus are about to indulge in negotiations of their own...fufufu.

"Mai Multiverse: Entertaining ourselves while you watch."
- Luu Sky Sapphire

NEW YURI DOUJIN RELEASE - "Going Forward" [ShizNat and MaiNat] English translation!

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Mai-Otome "Going Forward" doujinshi
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Translation: ragdoll (http://raggedtranslations.blogspot.com.au)
Editing: depression76

Couple: ShizNat with some MaiNat
Universe: Mai-Otome

Our seventh release is now available! In this entry straight from the Mai-Otome universe, The future "Tragic Meister" Mai Tokiha begins to understand why Meister Viola finds Natsuki so darn appealing...

"Mai Multiverse: Entertaining ourselves while you watch."
- Luu Sky Sapphire


 

NEW YURI DOUJIN RELEASE - Double feature: "Bath" and "Let's Do It" [Shizuru x Natsuki] English translation!

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

ShizNat Webs/Mai-Multiverse is back with a brand new yuri doujinshi release! We have translated several Shizuru x Natsuki stories in English for the new year, but I wanted to give you an early taste! Many thanks to _ragdoll and my dynamic duo of Krystal-of-Nol and depression76.


Shizuru x Natsuki doujinshi "Bath" and "Let's Do it"
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Translation: ragdoll (http://raggedtranslations.blogspot.com.au)
Editing: depression76

Couple: ShizNat


Our sixth ShizuNatsu release is now available! In this back-to-back doujin, Shizuru and Natsuki get into some domestic antics. Much to Shizuru's liking~

"Mai-Multiverse. Entertaining ourselves while you watch."
- Luu
Sky Sapphire

NEW YURI DOUJIN RELEASE - Doropanda Tours Vol.12 [Shizuru x Natsuki] English translation!

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1)

ShizNat Webs/Mai-Multiverse is back with a brand new yuri doujinshi release! We have translated several Shizuru x Natsuki stories in English for the new year, but I wanted to give you an early taste! Many thanks to _ragdoll and my dynamic duo of Krystal-of-Nol and depression76.


Shizuru x Natsuki doujinshi "Doropanda Tours Vol. 12"
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Translation: ragdoll (http://raggedtranslations.blogspot.com.au)
Editing: depression76

Couple: ShizNat
Author: Nanzaki Iku


Happy New Year! It is with great honor that I present our first release of 2014: Doropanda Tours Vol. 12, by Nanzaki Iku! The fans wanted it and now, it's yours!

"Mai-Multiverse. Entertaining ourselves while you watch."
- Luu
Sky Sapphire

 

NEW YURI DOUJIN RELEASE - NatsukiXBlade [Shizuru x Natsuki] English translation!

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)


ShizNat Webs/Mai-Multiverse is back with a brand new yuri doujinshi release! We have translated several Shizuru x Natsuki stories in English for the new year, but I wanted to give you an early taste! Many thanks to _ragdoll and my dynamic duo of Krystal-of-Nol and depression76.


Shizuru x Natsuki doujinshi "NatsukiXBlade"
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Translation: ragdoll (http://raggedtranslations.blogspot.com.au)
Editing: Krystal of Nol

Couple: ShizNat


In our fourth release, "NatsukiXBlade", things look rather familiar when Shizuru asks Natsuki to become her dueling partner!

"Mai-Multiverse. Entertaining ourselves while you watch."
- Luu
Sky Sapphire

NEW YURI DOUJIN RELEASE - [email protected] [Shizuru x Natsuki] English translation!

Posted on December 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

ShizNat Webs/Mai-Multiverse is back with a brand new yuri doujinshi release! We have translated several Shizuru x Natsuki stories in English for the new year, but I wanted to give you an early taste! Many thanks to _ragdoll and my dynamic duo of Krystal-of-Nol and depression76.


Shizuru x Natsuki doujinshi "[email protected]"
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Translation: ragdoll (http://raggedtranslations.blogspot.com.au)
Editing: Krystal of Nol

Couple: ShizNat
Universe: Mai-HiME


In our third release, "[email protected]", Natsuki acts stranger than usual when she comes face to face with Shizuru! What will happen? Find out today!

"Mai-Multiverse. Entertaining ourselves while you watch."
- Luu
Sky Sapphire


NEW YURI DOUJIN RELEASE - Shizuru Dog [Shizuru x Natsuki + Mai-HiME] English translation!

Posted on December 29, 2013 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

ShizNat Webs/Mai-Multiverse is back with a brand new yuri doujinshi release! We have translated several Shizuru x Natsuki stories in English for the new year, but I wanted to give you an early taste! Many thanks to _ragdoll and my dynamic duo of Krystal-of-Nol and depression76.


Shizuru x Natsuki doujinshi "Shizuru Dog"
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Translation: ragdoll (http://raggedtranslations.blogspot.com.au)
Editing: Krystal of Nol

Couple: ShizNat
Universe: Mai-HiME



In our second release, "Shizuru Dog" the unthinkable happens! Natsuki is told of the terrible yet strange news that her beloved Shizuru has transformed into a dog!

"Mai-Multiverse. Entertaining ourselves while you watch."
- Luu
Sky Sapphire

NEW YURI DOUJIN RELEASE - I want to be Kissed [Shizuru x Natsuki] English translation!

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

ShizNat Webs/Mai-Multiverse is back with a brand new yuri doujinshi release! We have translated several Shizuru x Natsuki stories in English for the new year, but I wanted to give you an early taste!
Many thanks to _ragdoll and my dynamic duo of Krystal-of-Nol and depression76.


Shizuru x Natsuki doujinshi "I want to be kissed"
Download
Translation: ragdoll (http://raggedtranslations.blogspot.com.au)
Editing: Krystal of Nol



In the first of our many releases, "I want to be kissed", misunderstandings lead to passion as a frustrated Natsuki slowly develops feelings for a certain Kaichou.

It is with great honor that I present to you all with ShizNat and the entire Mai-HiME/Otome series in 2014. This series requires our love for it's characters and stories in order for it to live forever. I am happy knowing that everyone did their part to make this series as relevant as it was back in the mid-2000s. I love the Mai-Series, ShizNat and the yuri genre most of all. Yuri to me is the purest form of love in the entertainment field. Two women in love, whatever the circumstances may be, is beautiful to behold. Yuri makes us laugh, it makes us cry, it makes us angry and it takes our breath away. If we simply just stand back and open our minds, this form of entertainment and love can be cherish by anyone.

- Luu Sky Sapphire

NEW RELEASE! Russian translation of Natsuki no Prelude!

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

New release from ShizNat Webs:

Russian translation for Natsuki no Prelude!

PostoronnimV aka "V-chan" from Mai-Multiverse has translated Natsuki no Prelude, the official light novel prequel to the Mai-HiME anime series, into the Russian language! You can start reading our newest release by clicking the image below!




- Luu Sky Sapphire

Breaking News: Mai-HiME and Mai-Otome licensed by FUNimation

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey! Old news is better than no news. FUNimation's licensing of the entire Mai-Series announced at Otakon 2013:

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Funimation Adds Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Outlaw Star, More!

North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced at its panel at Otakon on Saturday that it will release Shinichiro Watanabe and Sunrise's Cowboy Bebop television anime series digitally and on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in North America. Funimation plans to release the series in 2014. Additionally, the company announced that it has licensed the following titles that Bandai Entertainment had previously licensed:


  • Outlaw Star
  • Escaflowne: The Movie
  • The Vision of Escaflowne
  • My-HiME
  • My-Otome
  • My-Otome 0~S.ifr~
  • My-Otome Zwei


Sunrise producer Masayuki Ozaki had revealed in May that the company was in talks with Sentai Filmworks and Funimation to distribute former Bandai Entertainment titles.

Sunrise had announced earlier in the day that Funimation has also licensed the following titles that Bandai Entertainment had previously released in North America: Tales of the Abyss, Witch Hunter Robin, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, Angel Links, Crest of the Stars, Banner of the Stars, Banner of the Stars II, and Passage of the Stars - Birth. Sunrise also announced that Funimation has the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled video anime series.

Funimation also announced that it has licensed the rest of the Fairy Tail television anime that is currently in existence (up to episode 175), and revealed that Wolf Children will ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on November 12.

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Website updates and Natsuki no Prelude text correction

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

- F.A.Q. page now has a working link for Lone Wolf's Natsuki FAQ sheet.

- PostoronnimV from Mai-Multiverse and ff.net text correcting the English version of 'Natsuki no Prelude'. You can read it HERE.

- PostoronnimV has joined our doujinshi translation team! Coming soon: Mai-HiME EXA: The Russian Edition. Including a Russian translation for 'Natsuki no Prelude'.


~ Luu Sky Sapphire

Exclusive Interview with Marcy Lannan. English voice actress for Nao Yuuki and Juliet Nao Zhang

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)







Welcome to another edition of Mai-Multiverse Interview series with the English voice actors from Bandai Entertainment's English dubs of Mai-HiME and Mai-Otome!

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MM: Meeeeeeow! Don't answer those texts! You could be the next victim of next Mai-HiME voice actress from the English dub - Marcy Lannan! She's voiced the sexy Nao Yuuki in Mai-HiME and Juliet Nao Zhang in Mai-Otome! We have her with us today, thank you for joining us!

Thank you so much for interviewing me and for the snippit of Nao (from her Mai-HiME Omake that I provided for Marcy before the interview) it was definitely a trip down memory lane!

MM: How did you get started in voice acting?

I started voice acting when I was just finishing my acting training at university. I had the opportunity to audition for Mai-Hime and was cast as Nao and the rest is history!

MM: Share some of your experiences as an actress in general. Did you perform in theater?

I work mostly in theatre, both as a performer and a theatre educator working with young people. I work a bit in film and television too though I would say that theatre is my first love.

MM: What were your most fond memories of working in any recording studio?

I have a lot of great memories working at recording studios, one of my favorite things about this work is how specific it is, working with a director who really is only directing my voice can at times be a great challenge.

MM: What was the casting call and audition like for you when My-HiME surfaced?

The casting call was really great, I was still pretty new to voice acting so when I went in to read I just really relied on what the director told me to do and luckily that worked!

MM: Your thoughts on Nao Yuuki's character in Mai-HiME?

I loved playing Nao, at first she was so mysterious - even to me! I was really excited to play a character with a bit of a darker side and an unexplained past it made the role quite rich.

MM: Nao Yuuki and Juliet Nao Zhang were both very laid back girls. Do you consider yourself laid back? LOL!

I like to think I'm laid back, but like Nao I like to have control of the situation every once and a while!

MM: Nao was involved in a lot of fight scenes throughout the entire series. Was it fun doing what voice actors nickname "foley". The recording of grunts, grrs, and panting during fight sequences and running scenes.

Nao had a lot of fight scenes it's true, doing foley is a lot of fun and again it's a situation where I really rely on the director who knows what they want for the tone of the fight and what they are asking from the other actors. I quite enjoyed myself.

MM: Was Nao the only role you auditioned for or played in the series? Just in case you did additional voices here and there.

When I originally auditioned I believe it was more of a general audition where I was putting my voice out there to be considered for different roles, they had me try a range of voices, emotions and accents! In the end I was cast as Nao and every so often I would voice incidental characters (characters who are just in one episode) or I would do background for large group scenes.

MM: What was it like for the first few recordings, after getting to know the character of Nao better? Did things just click from the start or did it take a while to slip into her twisted mind?

For the first few recordings of Nao I just tried to have fun with the concept of who Nao was and what she was up to! It was definitely fun to talk with the director and hear what Nao was up to this time, and as I continued to learn about Nao and her past I tried to incorporate some of that into my work as well.

MM: Many voice actors say they never meet the rest of the cast since recordings are done individually. Did you end up meeting the rest of the cast like Cheryl McMaster (who voiced Natsuki) or Melanie Risdon (who voiced Shizuru)? You voiced many scenes with both. Canada's finest brought these characters to life.

It's true I don't often get to meet other voice actors in the studio I would say I am more likely to meet them doing other theatre shows! And I never did meet Cheryl or Melanie so it is interesting to actually have done a lot of scenes with them!

MM: Do you have any funny recording stories during work on Mai-HiME and Mai-Otome?

The most unusual thing that ever happened to me while recording was once we lost visual feed during a really active session. It was exciting and challenging to then try to record the voice with proper timing with the director basically having to describe every action and scene! we had a few laughs but we got it done.

MM: What was your favorite moment in the entire series? For both Mai-HiME and Mai-Otome.

I think my favorite episode was in Mai-Hime when we finally learn Nao's back story, it was so emotionally different for me and for Nao and I love getting that sort of insight into a character.

MM: Nao Yuuki is a character that loves to text and bait men into her spider-like traps. Are you a text freak too, in addition to being popular with the guys?

I don't know that I use texting in the same way that Nao does! I can safely say I prefer talking face to face but I do text a lot. And in terms of boys, I dunno, I'll have to let them decide!

MM: One of Nao's signature traits is that she loves to lick her fingers. Is that something you secretly do?

Nao has some strange quirks! though I got to voice her finger licking antics, I left those habits in the studio with her!

MM: Have any of you read the manga or watched the original Japanese anime of the Mai-Series (HiME and Otome)?

I have watched some of the original Japanese anime, actually sometimes we would use the originals in recording sessions to help get a feel for the emotion or intention of the scene.

MM: Do you own anything of My-HiME? There is plenty of cool merchandise out there, especially for both Nao.

I don't own any My-Hime merchandise, I did look a lot of it up when I was working on Nao to help get a better sense of her!

MM: In Mai-Otome, Nao's character became Juliet Nao Zhang. An incarnation of Nao Yuuki that isn't evil or hold any malicious grudges with anyone. Did you notice the change during record? Like "Gee, she's tamer than she used to be!"

I did notice the shift in Nao's character between series it was interesting to play the change, I like to think Nao still had some of her old incarnation...

MM: Do you still keep contact with any of the other Mai-HiME/Otome voice actors/actresses?

As I mentioned I do see some voice actors that I've worked with when I work with them in other shows.

MM: Any advice for anyone wanting to pursue a career in voice acting or acting in general?

I think if you are pursuing an acting career it is good to always continue training, and work with people and companies that really interest you, it is a great way to learn and deepen your abilities.

MM: Are you a cat person or a dog person?

I have two cats that I love! but I love dogs too. I love them all!


MM: Name 3 words that describe you best.

3 words that describe me best...kind, quiet, silly!


MM: Favorite hobby?

My favorite hobby, is actually now a part of my work: I have been training for some time now as an aerialist, so someone that does trapeze and silks like in the circus. At first it was a great challenge and way to get fit, but now it is a passion of mine and something I love to perform.

MM: Favorite food of all time?

I love sweets! So while I advocate healthy eating, chocolate is my weakness!

MM: Favorite Tv shows and movies?

Right now I really love the show 'Smash', but I love going to see plays those are my favorite shows.

MM: Thank you for joining us on this exclusive interview. Please finish this interview off with a shout out to the fans of My-HiME and Mai-Otome who continue to support your work today?

Thank you so much for all the questions I had a lot of fun! And thank you so much to everyone that enjoys the shows, I know that there are a lot of actors out there that love doing this work for you so thank you for watching! - Marcy

Mai-HiME/Otome X Sailor Moon PSP and Nintendo 3DS game: Super Maho Shojo Taisen!

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Certain websites and rumors circling around have indicated a huge Mahou Shoujo release for the PSP and Nintendo DS. If this is indeed real, I'm going to literally fart rainbows. This entire list makes the non Mai-HiME cast of 2012's Heroes Phantasia for the PSP look like garbage. Why? Because not only is this game filled with Mahou Shoujo characters, it has Sailor Moon with Mai-HiME/Otome.

Having big names from the other series on the list like Hikaru, Nanoha, Homura, Yui, Sakura and Utena are all great too, but Usagi and Mai? It's like a dream come true for me, personally. Not only that, Mai-Otome is included this time! Information below and I pray to Lady Fumi that thisis real. Keep your fingers crossed!:

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"Super Mahō Shōjo Taisen"

 

Release Date: Q2 2013

Console: PSP & 3DS

Developer: Banpresto (Bandai Namco)

Producer: Terada Takanobu (Super Robot Taisen)

 

Series introduced:

- Mahō Shōjo Madoka☆Magica

- Mahō Shōjo Lyrical Nanoha

- Mahō Shōjo Lyrical Nanoha A's

- Futari wa Pretty Cure

- Futari wa Pretty Cure: Max Heart

- HeartCatch PreCure!

- Smile PreCure!

- Cardcaptor Sakura

- Magic Knight Rayearth

- Mai-HiME

- Mai-Otome

- Mahō Sensei Negima!

- Shakugan no Shana

- Shakugan no Shana II

- Shōjo Kakumei Utena

- Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon

- Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon R

- Strike Witches

- Strike Witches 2

- Corrector Yui

- Akihabara Dennō Gumi

- Cutie Honey

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~ Luu Sky Sapphire



Exclusive Interview with Carol-Anne Day. English voice actress for Mai Tokiha!

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Salutations, Mai-Multiverse! I've had the pleasure and opportunity to sit down and interview Canadian V/A, Carol-Anne Day. The English voice actress for Mai Tokiha in both Mai-HiME and Mai-Otome! As a fan of the Bandai Entertainment dub, this was quite an honor.

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Mai HiME interview MM: How did you get started in voice acting?

 

I actually kind of fell into voice acting at a very young age. I was doing children’s theater at the time, and my director thought I should audition for a cartoon studio she was doing work with. She’s an absolutely amazing woman. That’s it really it, not very exciting, but since then, Blue Water has been a second home. I’m pretty much the luckiest girl in the world.

 

MM:: What was it like voicing your first ever cartoon/anime character?

My first show was a pretty overwhelming experience. I think the character I played was electrocuted, and I was too shy to scream, ha-ha. My first scream came out in a very operatic fashion. My director gave me on the spot screaming lessons. That’s the thing with cartoons though, there’s always so much to learn. I’m still in a process of constant learning every time I’m in the booth.

 

MM: Did you ever appear on camera for any live action shows?

 

I’ve done a couple of small independent film projects, but I’m more of a ‘behind the mic’ sort of girl. I find the camera makes my head look small....

MM: What were your most fond memories of working in any recording studio?

 

This is a really hard one for me, every session is so much fun! I love everyone that I work with so much that it would be impossible to have a bad time. I think one of my fondest memories was from the very first show I had recorded (I think I was 14 or 15) and I was so nervous. I was in the booth with a number of other veteran performers, and they really went out of their ways to make me laugh... all session, I could barely keep a straight face. I also once fainted into the microphone... story for another day though, we still laugh about that one.

MM: What was the casting call and audition like for you when My-HiME surfaced?

 

It was a pretty straight forward casting call for me. I watched the subbed version of the show, and fell in love right away. The auditions are always a little nerve wracking for me, because I want to make sure I’m doing right by the fans and the feel of the show.

MM: Your thoughts on Mai Tokiha's character in both Mai-HiME and Mai-Otome.

 

I loved Mai, heck, I still love Mai. She had such an amazing depth to her. I try very hard to feel with the character through every moment, and she was a roller coaster ha! The thing I loved most about her was her strength, as I’m sure you know, she went through a lot in that show. But no matter how bad things got, no matter how bad the breakdown she always seemed to find an inner strength. She was also so caring and warm when she needed to be. Through all of the woe and love (and love triangles lol) I really grew to appreciate that strength.

 

MM: Was Mai Tokiha the only role you auditioned for or played in the series? Just in case you did additional voices here and there.

 

Mai wasn’t the only role I auditioned for, but she was the only one I played in the series.

MM: What was it like for the first few recordings? After getting to know the character of Mai better.

 

Getting to know the character makes a huge difference. It makes my job a lot easier, because you begin to understand how that character would react without having to think so much about it.

MM: Many voice actors say they never meet the rest of the cast since recordings are done individually. Did you end up meeting the rest of the cast like Cheryl McMaster (who voiced Natsuki) or Melanie Risdon (who voiced Shizuru)?

 

With ADR we are generally alone in the booth, but we do occasionally meet in passing. I’ve met a couple actresses from the show, but not Cheryl or Melanie unfortunately. That show was jam packed with incredible women though, I wish I had met everyone.

MM: What was your favorite episode or moment in the series?

 

The panties episode!!!!! So fun... I will say I was glad at the end when Mai and Tate finally hooked up, they were driving me nuts! MM: Have any of you read the manga or saw the original Japanese anime of the Mai-Series (HiME and Otome)?

 

I haven’t had a chance to read the manga, but I definitely saw the original Japanese version of Mai HiME, I really enjoyed it.

MM: How many times did you have to say "Kagutsuchi!" (Mai's CHiLD) during the recording of an episode? *laughs* It's one of those battle cries that need several takes before it sounds just right. Or did you say it perfectly every time?

 

I’m not convinced I ever said Kagutsuchi right hahaha!!! Seriously though, it got easier the more I said it, so it was a 50/50 split I suppose, sometimes I was right, but when I was wrong, I was WRONG hahaha

MM: Do you own anything of My-HiME?

There is plenty of cool merchandise out there, especially for Mai Tokiha. I have the series on DVD, but I am severely lacking in Mai swag!

MM: Lastly, any advice for anyone wanting to pursue a career in voice acting?

 

The best advice is always take advice. Passion should drive what you do, and then the skill will follow. It`s not something that you`re amazing at overnight, patience is huge.

MM: Thank you so much, Carol! Mind finishing this interview off with a shout out to the fans of My-HiME and those who continue to support your work?

 

What can I say? The fans of this show are absolutely amazing, and you guys are the reason I do what I do and will continue to do what I do. Consider this more of a giant thank you than a shout out, I love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You can catch Carol aka Mai Tokiha herself on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/carolanne.day.3

ShizNat Anniversary Comic Collection by wetochan

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (2)

The following message is brought to you by wetochan of deviantART:

WOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ITS BEEN A YEAR SINCE MY DEBUT OF SHIZNAT COMIC STRIPS!!!

OH MAN! HOW CAN I FORGOT THIS SPECIAL EVENT!

HEHEHE!!

I've uploaded my own shiznat comic strips collections!

so i can share to my beloved shiznat friends and yurifans too~~~

Enjoy~

here the download link:

The Kuga Family Anniversary Collection



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